Sam & Louie's

The Sam and Louie's franchise is a Nebraska-based pizza company. The brand was established in 1994 and began offering franchise opportunities in 2000. In addition to New-York-style pizzas, the pizza franchise's menu also includes calzones, pastas, hoagies and salads. Franchisees benefit form a simple, proven business model and decades of experienced leadership from the franchisor. The idea candidate is passionate about customer service, being their own boss and delivering a great customer experience. In terms of the initial investment, it ranges between $312,800 to $448,300, which includes a one-time initial franchise fee of $25,000. To incentivize veteran ownership, military personal are given 50% off the franchise fee.  

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Sam & Louie's

Sam & Louie's Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Pizza is one of the most popular food options in the U.S. Millions of Americans eat it at least once a week. An emerging franchise to consider is Sam & Louie's. The Nebraska-based brand was established in 1994 and began offering franchising opportunities in 2000. Since then, the pizza franchise has grown to locations across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Colorado and Texas. Sam & Louie’s franchisees benefit from flexible location options that are well suited for many locations, both small towns and large cities, and can be located within a strip center, free standing building or other available, leasable space. The franchisor works with candidates in selecting a mutually approved site. Independent restaurant owners can convert their existing business into a Sam and Louie's location. The idea candidate is passionate about customer service, being their own boss and delivering a great customer experience. In terms of the initial investment, it ranges between $312,800 to $448,300, which includes a one-time initial franchise fee of $25,000. To incentivize veteran ownership, military personal are given 50% off the franchise fee.  
A typical location occupies approximately 2,000 to 3,500 square feet of floor space. To the benefit of franchise owners, there are no costly or complicated interior decorations required. Opening a unit is a simple and quick process as compared with many other businesses out there. If a candidate is converting a different concept or purchase or lease a space that was previously a restaurant, the buildout costs can be significantly less. SInce you'll be provided with great support and training, you don't need a lot of experience. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Elkhorn, NB 68022
Canada: No
International: No
Founded: 1994
First franchise: 2000
B2B: No
Mobile/home-based: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Absentee: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Sam & Louie's

You can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. You'll learn everything you need to know about running the brand including hiring, food prep, marketing and advertising, and more. You'll also be provided with social media and grand opening support. Training and support are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Sam & Louie's Franchise.

What does a Sam & Louie's Franchise Cost?

Sam & Louie's franchise fees for 2024:

Initial investment: $312,800 to $448,300 
Initial franchise fee: $25,000
Royality fee: 5%
Cash Requirement: $100,000
Net Worth Requirement: $350,000
Veteran Incentives: 50% off franchise fee

Is Sam & Louie's a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Sam & Louie's is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Sam & Louie's a Home Based franchise?

No. Sam & Louie's is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Sam & Louie's Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Sam & Louie's franchisees make. Sam & Louie's offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Sam & Louie's Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Sam & Louie's franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Sam & Louie's Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Sam & Louie's franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Sam & Louie's Looking for International franchisees?

No. Sam & Louie's franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Sam & Louie's's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Sam & Louie's Franchises for Sale

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